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MAKE Literary Productions promotes contemporary literary writing, translation, and visual art through the annual print publication—MAKE: A Literary Magazine (MAKE); staged readings and integrative arts events; and educational public forums on literature and writing, including the annual Lit & Luz Festival of Language, Literature, and Art in Chicago and Mexico City.
Chicago is a storyteller’s city, and MAKE is the story’s magazine. Chock full of fiction, poetry, essays, art, and reviews MAKE is substantial in both feel and scope. MAKE expands on the Chicago tradition to entertain and to inform. An annual publication, MAKE circulates 1,000 copies throughout the United States and Mexico. Find MAKE in bookstores and making the rounds at special events, such as readings and festivals.
MAKE Literary Productions, NFP, is a 501c3 nonprofit partially supported by National Endowment for the Arts, The MacArthur Funds for Arts & Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, DCASE, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, the Chicago Community Trust, as well as the generous support of individual donors.
Founded in 2004 by Ramsin Canon, Sarah Dodson, and Mike Zapata, these people currently make MAKE:
Webmaster, Johnathan Crawford
Creative Director, Joshua Hauth
MLP Executive Director, Sarah Dodson (firstname.lastname@example.org) Associate Director, Joel Craig
Managing Editor, Chamandeep Bains (email@example.com)
Assistant Managing Editor and Web Editor, Kenneth Guay (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fiction Editor, Kamilah Foreman
Associate Fiction Editors, LC Fiore, Jim Kourlas, Kerstin Schaars
Nonfiction Editor, Jessica Anne
Poetry Editor, Joel Craig
Portfolio Art Editor, Sarah Kramer
Reviews Editor, Mark Molloy (email@example.com)
Intercambio Prose Editor, Brenda Lozano
Intercambio Poetry Editor, Daniel Borzutzky
Translations Editor, Kolin Jordan
Latin American Art Portfolio Editor, Alejandro Almanza Pereda
Contributing Editors, Kyle Beachy, Steffi Drewes, Katie Geha, Kathleen Rooney
Proofreader/Copy Editor, Sarah Kramer
Social Media Coordinator: Jennifer De Poorter
Lit & Luz is produced by MAKE Literary Productions, NFP
Co-directors: Sarah Dodson and Brenda Lozano
Creative Director and Website Design: MAKE & Co.
Assistant Managing Director: Kenneth Guay
Managing Artistic Director: Jessica Anne
Co-Artistic Directors: Daniel Borzutzky, Joel Craig, and Kathleen Rooney
Audio/Visual Production: Charly Garcia
Advisory Council: Gerardo Cárdenas, Lead Advisor
Susy Bielak, Jaime Garza, Adolfo Hernandez, Sarah Kramer, Kirsten Leenaars, Jennifer Patiño Cervantes, Fabiola Ramirez, M. Ireri Rivas, Nuria Sheehan
Logistics: Kamilah Foreman, Miguel Jimenez, Jose-Luis Moctezuma
Videography: Justin Haranchar
Media/Promotion: Llüisa Matarrodona
Photography/Videography: Harrison Martin
Logistics: Kit Schluter, Francesca Coppola, Esteban King
Social Media Coordinators: Jennifer De Poorter, Yadi Arias
For Lit & Luz media, click here.
MAKE is available at numerous bookstores throughout Chicago, as well as the US and Mexico. MAKE is available anywhere, anytime, online. Your membership and tax-deductible financial support are immensely appreciated and keep us in action.
MAKE Literary Productions, NFP 2822 W. Dickens #3 Chicago, IL 60647
Reviews: The Review Review review of issue #11 Newpages.com review of issue 10 – At Play Newpages.com review of issue 8 – This Everyday Newpages.com review of issue 4 – Sister Cities: The International Issue Newpages.com review of issue 1 – The inaugural Review of issue 9 on Fluid / Exchange by Steve Halle
Other media: MAKE in the Chicago Tribune! A Magazine on the MAKE by Courtney Crowder
Radio interview: March, 2013, by Cheryl Fusco Johnson on KRUU, The Voice of Fairfield, IA: “Sarah Dodson, Executive Director of MAKE Literary Productions, reveals the backstory behind the 2004 founding of MAKE: A Literary Magazine. She also discusses how Make, which she cofounded with writing friends, forges connections among writers and artists spread across the globe. Containing work from writers in the U.S., Mexico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic, the latest issue, Exchange/Intercambio, features work translated from Spanish to English and others translated from English to Spanish.”
Radio interview: March, 2010, MAKE co-founder, and 848 contributor Ramsin Canon stopped by the WBEZ studios to talk MAKE with Allison Cuddy. Canon is a political columnist at gapersblock.com.
Radio interview: A while back, we were on The Lit Show. Listen up.
I submit that literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity. Now we all know. Nelson Algren Chicago: City on the Make